Things to Do near Emmet House, Birr Co. Offaly

Visit the Stunning Birr Castle & Gardens
The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Demesne in Ireland are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering, as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, walks along peaceful rivers and the lake.
Take in the natural beauty of the Irish Midlands
The great thing about a visit to Offaly is that you’re always going to be surprised. Around every bend and down every country road, you’ll come upon an unexpected view or a tucked-away gem of a place.

Lots to Do and See

Birr is an ideal centre for touring the midlands.  It has excellent restaurants, a theatre, world class demesne gardens and sports facilities.  It is within easy distance of the River Shannon, the Slieve Bloom mountains, Esker and Bog landscapes and important monastic sites such as Clonmacnoise and Clonfert

Birr Castle is a 5 min walk away and is famous for its historic science centre, great telescope and award winning gardens.  Admire Birr's attractive georgian malls and leafy linear parks along the river Camcor.  The programme at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre offers a wide variety of entertainment at Oxmantown Hall a restored Victorian Theatre. Birr Equestrian Centre is a 5 min drive.  Birr Leisure Centre, Childrens Playground, The Churches are all a 5 min walk.

Birr was the chosen venue for the first All Ireland Hurling Final between Tipperary and Galway in 1888 and the town has a proven hurling tradition and achievement.  

Birr Vintage Week is held in August every year.  The Tullamore Show is also held in August and is just a 15 min drive.  We are near the Slieve Bloom Mountains which is keen with walkers.  Kinnitty Castle is a 10 min drive.  The Leap Castle (the most haunted castle in Ireland) is a 15 min drive.  Moneygall is a 25 min drive. Terryglass is a 20 min drive. Banager is a 10 min drive. Tullamore is a 25 min drive. Portumna is a 20 min drive. Roscrea is a 15 min drive.



Emmet Square,
Co. Offaly


+353 87 242 6965




+353 87 242 6965

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